Online Programs Help Guide

TPL Live and online programs collage showing some of our program series and guest speakers.

Experience free high-quality programs from home with TPL’s Live & Online programs!


How do I access online programs?

Explore and discover upcoming Live & Online programs at Sort by your interests and find new ones along the way. Search our categories, series and program groups to discover upcoming events. Each listing will have information and a link directing you when and where to watch.

Online programs at TPL are broadcast live using a variety of platforms, including Crowdcast, Webex and Jitsi. You can also find our program content streaming on our social media channels, including YouTube.


How can I learn more about privacy policies of the broadcasting platforms? 

These platforms have been chosen with privacy, security and ease-of-use in mind. Access to online programs may require the downloading of platform software, registration and/or providing an email address.

If you are interested in finding out more about platform privacy statements please see the links below:

Some online programs may require advanced registration within the platform, or through the Eventbrite platform. Learn more about Eventbrite’s privacy policy


Do I need a library card to access Live & Online programs?

No, you don’t need a library card to access Live & Online programs. If you don't have a library card, you can visit an open branch to register for a library card or register for a Digital Access Card. Programs are free to everyone, whether you have a library card or not. 



Toronto Public Library is committed to accessibility. Please call or email us if you are Deaf or have a disability and would like to request accommodation to participate in a program. Please let us know as far in advance as possible and we will do our best to meet your request. At least three weeks’ notice is preferred. Phone 416-393-7099 or email [email protected].


How to get help

Connect with us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram or contact our Answerline service.


Quick links

Follow us on social media, and check out some of our main online channels anytime: